She got snubbed at the Oscars last month, but Glenn Close had a winner’s glow when she arrived to host the premiere of Frozen Planet at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Thursday.
And for good reason.
Her cross-dressing Albert Nobbs performance has made her an unexpected LGBTQ hero and one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women (one of just four actresses to make the list). As a sudden spokeswoman for gender issues, The Transom wondered what she made of Congressional Republicans’ efforts to limit the availability of contraceptives.
“Shameful, shameful shameful!” Ms. Close, dressed handsomely in a black suit, told us. “Because what’s really behind that is a real violence towards women, it’s about pulling women down to where we were in the ‘50s. I mean it’s disgusting.”
Independent filmmaker Miranda July knows about abandoning a work in progress.
While scripting The Future, her follow-up to breakout hit Me and You and Everyone We Know (the new film opens July 29), Ms. July met writer’s block and couldn’t find a realistic way to get the character of Jason, who sells trees, to enter Read More
Discovery Communications announced this morning that the Silver Spring-based network has purchased Sarah Palin’s Alaska an 8-hour docu-reality series produced by Survivor-creator Mark Burnett.
The series will debut on Discovery’s TLC.
“Our family enjoys Discovery’s networks,” said Governor Sarah Palin in today’s press release. “I look forward to working with Mark to bring Read More
Ted Koppel is leaving the Discovery Channel six months before the end of his contract, it was announced today.
The move has since touched off speculation that Mr. Koppel made the move in order to become the next moderator of NBC News’ Meet the Press.
Mr. Koppel’s name has Read More
Christina Norman, the President of MTV, will step down at the end of February, according to Variety.
Van Toffler, the head of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, announced the news in an internal memo to staffers yesterday.
“News of Norman’s move came as a shock inside MTV, where execs typically exit Read More